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Ardisia crispa roots inhibit cyclooxygenase and suppress angiogenesis


Awang Hamsin, Dayang Erna Zulaikha and Abd Hamid @ Abdul Razak, Roslida and Saiful Yazan, Latifah and Mat Taib, Che Norma and Yeong, Looi Ting (2014) Ardisia crispa roots inhibit cyclooxygenase and suppress angiogenesis. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 14. art. no. 102. pp. 1-9. ISSN 1472-6882

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Background: In our previous studies conducted on Ardisia crispa roots, it was shown that Ardisia crispa root inhibited inflammation-induced angiogenesis in vivo. The present study was conducted to identify whether the anti-angiogenic properties of Ardisia crispa roots was partly due to either cyclooxygenase (COX) or/and lipoxygenase (LOX) activity inhibition in separate in vitro studies. Methods: Benzoquinonoid fraction (BQ) was isolated from hexane extract by column chromatography, and later analyzed by using gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Anti-angiogenic effect was studied on mouse sponge implantation assay. Ardisia crispa ethanolic rich fraction (ACRH), quinone-rich fraction (QRF) and BQ were screened for COX assay to evaluate their selectivity towards two isoforms (COX-1 and COX-2), The experiment on soy lipoxygenase (LOX) inhibitory assay was also performed to determine the inhibitory effect of ACRH, QRF and BQ on soy LOX. Results: BQ was confirmed to consist of 2-methoxy-6-undecyl-1,4-benzoquinone, when compared with previous data. Antiangiogenesis study exhibited a reduction of mean vascular density (MVD) in both ACRH and QRF, compared to control. In vitro study showed that both ACRH and QRF inhibited both COX-1 and COX-2, despite COX-2 inhibition being slightly higher than COX-1 in BQ. On the other hand, both ACRH and QRF were shown to have poor LOX inhibitory activity, but not BQ. Conclusions: In conclusion, ACRH and QRF might possibly exhibit its anti-angiogenic effect by inhibiting cyclooxygenase. However, both of them were shown to possess poor LOX inhibitory activity. On the other hand, BQ displayed selectivity to COX-2 inhibitory property as well as LOX inhibitory effect.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
DOI Number: 10.1186/1472-6882-14-102
Publisher: BioMed Central
Keywords: Ardisia crispa; COX inhibitor; LOX inhibitor; Soy lipoxygenase assay
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2015 13:21
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2016 11:01
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